Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769)

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English Rose-ringed parakeet Status LU: established. 1st record: 2018.
Lëtzebuergesch Kollisperruche1 Status Eur.: established.
Français Perruche à collier RA: ISEIA: C1. Harmonia+: n/a.
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Report Psittacula krameri to the National Museum of Natural History.

Brief description

Ring-necked parakeet in Esch/Alzette (27/03/2019)

Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769) prefers habitats like parks, gardens and forests, especially those situated in suburban areas. However, as long as food supplies are adequate, enough cavities are available and temperatures do not drop too low, the species (also known as the ring-necked parakeet) is not restricted to the (sub)urban environment. This bird species has the potential to out-compete native cavity-nesting species for nest sites – effects on rare cavity-nesting birds are, however, not yet documented. In addition, the species could become a serious agricultural pest (fruit trees, vineyards, etc) and may carry diseases that could be harmful to poultry, other native fauna and humans (Anselin et al. 2009).

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Records of Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769) in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2024-06-25.

Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769) was first documented by a member of on 25 December 2018 in Esch-sur-Alzette (GBIF, 2018; MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2020).

The first brood of the species in Luxembourg was observed on 10 July 2019 in the Clair-Chêne forest in Esch/Alzette.

There is no distribution map available because no data has been entered into the Recorder-Lux database so far (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2020).

Breeding couple of the ring-necked parakeet at its breeding site in Esch/Alzette (10.07.2019, picture by Karolin Mildenberger)

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol

C1 (3+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2014: 199).

Harmonia+ protocol

Not assessed yet.

Worldwide distribution


    • Anselin, A., E. Branquart, D. Strubbe & A. Weiserbs, 2009. Harmonia database: Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769). Harmonia version 1.2, Belgian Forum on Invasive Species. URL: [accessed 2020-04-22]
    • CABI, 2019. Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769). In: Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. URL: [accessed 2020-04-22]
    • GBIF, 2018. naturgucker. Occurrence dataset accessed via on 2020-04-22.
    • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020. Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769) in MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: [accessed 2020-04-22]
    • Ries, C., M. Pfeiffenschneider, Engel, E., J.-C. Heidt & M. Lauff, 2014. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of vertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 115: 195-201. [PDF 247 KB]
    • Weiss, J., 2015. Liste der Luxemburger Vogelnamen. Regulus Wissenschaftliche Berichte 29 (2014): 69-79. [PDF 1.1 MB]

 Page content last updated on 2020-04-22. Last proofread by Caroline Grounds on 2019-11-29.

  1. Cf. Weiss 2015: 76.[]